In the Kitchen
- Make sure all stoves are set up properly when there is food cooking on the stove. This will help to avoid spills from food getting too hot or over-flowing.
- If there is food cooking, stay in the kitchen. This is just in case something happens or burns. Catching something right before it burns can help avoid a fire or even a tragedy.
- If there are any children in the home, make sure all cords and knives are from out-of-reach. Additionally try to keep them out of the kitchen, as they may be curious as to what’s cooking or touch hot food or the stove.
- Check on your food frequently and never leave the home when cooking.
In the Common Areas
- If children are around, make sure to set candles out of reach, or use safer options like a spray. Make sure lighters and switchers are also kept out of reach to avoid accidents.
- Check on every smoke detector, and make sure they are working. If there is an accident involving fire, you will want to know about it. Your smoke detectors can help with this, avoid a fire or a smoke-inhalation accident this year by making sure your detectors are up to date.
- Keep all areas clean. This will make it easier for you and your guests to make their way around the house, and help with bringing in plates without worrying about slipping or falling.
In the Dining Table
- Keep candles out of the table. Yes they make for cute decorations, but they are a fire hazard in a table where food may be getting passed around.
- Believe it or not, host a phone-free thanksgiving. It will help keep guests off distractions in case of an accident.